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Hạng mục mới cho giai đoạn 2020-21 công nhận các chiến lược của chính quyền địa phương nhằm giải quyết các tác động của biến đổi khí hậu.

OLYMPIA, WA —Gov. Jay Inslee and Department of Commerce Director Lisa Brown recently announced the XNUMX Smart Communities Award winners for XNUMX-XNUMX. Launched in XNUMX, the Governor’s Smart Communities Awards program annually recognizes local governments and their partners for exceptional work in implementing the state’s Growth Management Act (GMA) to shape future growth, economic vitality and quality of life in communities across Washington.

“Tôi tự hào giới thiệu một nhóm ấn tượng khác gồm những người chiến thắng Giải thưởng Cộng đồng Thông minh, mỗi người đại diện cho sự lãnh đạo sáng tạo và sự cộng tác sẽ làm phong phú thêm các cộng đồng này trong nhiều năm tới”, Thống đốc Jay Inslee cho biết.

“These award winners model best practices that can easily be adapted by other communities,” said Commerce Director Lisa Brown. “Their work demonstrates how thoughtful planning with robust public engagement can build shared vision and buy-in for meaningful action on important priorities and projects that strengthen communities.”

This year’s award winners, selected from XNUMX nominations by a panel of judges, focused on achievements in the areas of job growth, economic development, housing affordability, homelessness, parks and recreation, transportation, subarea development and, new this year, climate change strategies.

Smart Vision Award cho một kế hoạch toàn diện, kế hoạch vùng phụ hoặc các chính sách quy hoạch toàn quận.

Nghệ sĩ vẽ một khối trung tâm được đề xuất trong Airway Heights

Kế hoạch khu trung tâm thành phố từng đoạt giải thưởng Airway Heights nhằm mục đích tăng cường phát triển nhà ở và công trình hỗn hợp ở trung tâm thành phố và dọc theo Quốc lộ 2 của Hoa Kỳ.

  • City of Airway Heights - Quy hoạch tiểu khu trung tâm thành phố Airway Heights. This plan aims to enhance the housing and mixed-use development in the downtown and along U.S. Highway XNUMX. The judges noted that the updated commercial zoning guide and development standards clearly show that this plan will benefit the rapidly growing community: “Airway Heights is a small city transitioning into a large city and this plan smartly adds missing-middle housing, sets realistic expectations, and builds on existing plans, which is a model for other rapidly growing communities.”
  • Thành phố Kent - Tập hợp Thung lũng: Kế hoạch Subarea của Trung tâm Sản xuất / Công nghiệp của Thung lũng Kent. Rally the Valley seeks to address the effects of evolving technology, transformations in industry, outdated land use policies and fiscal constraints on the Kent Valley through goals, policies, projects and programs that steer toward the community’s vision. The city’s vision notes “the Kent Valley is recognized as a thriving, economically resilient industrial ecosystem, a center for productive business and a healthy, desirable place to work.”

Smart Projects Award cho một dự án thực hiện một kế hoạch toàn diện.

Artist rendering of the City of North Bend's vision for redevelopment in a portion of the downtown commercial district

Thành phố North Bend đạt giải “Dự án thông minh” đang thực hiện phương pháp tiếp cận “mã dựa trên hình thức” sáng tạo để tái phát triển khu thương mại ở trung tâm thành phố nhằm đảm bảo tương lai của nó như một điểm đến xã hội, văn hóa và giải trí. 

  • City of North Bend – Downtown Form-Based Code. The North Bend Downtown Commercial Zone project included a new form-based code with the intention of helping redevelopment fit the character of the community and provide more housing options. A form-based code is an innovative land development regulation that fosters predictable built results and a high-quality public outcome by using physical form, rather than separation of uses, as the organizing principle for the code. This project will enhance the downtown area and secure its future as a social, cultural and entertainment destination.
  • City of Lake Stevens – Downtown Lake Stevens Subarea Plan. This ongoing project, with support from elected officials, staff, consultants and members of the community, identifies “fundamental concepts” to create a dynamic and transformational downtown that honors the past and looks to the future. Through deliberate actions, the city started implementing the subarea plan in XNUMX and notes that it has been a “labor of love” to revitalize the downtown into the civic hub and community gathering place residents and visitors enjoy today. The judges noted that the projects listed in the Downtown Lake Stevens Subarea Plan continue to receive priority through local funding and commitment, instead of depending on grants. This is one reason it received the XNUMX-XNUMX Governor’s Smart Projects Award.

    Ảnh chụp cơ sở xử lý chất thải có nguy cơ trung bình mới ở Chelan County

    Quận Chelan đã phối hợp với nhiều thành phố, các sở Sinh thái và Thương mại của tiểu bang, và các doanh nghiệp bao gồm các cơ sở xử lý và tái chế chất thải, để giành giải thưởng Dự án Thông minh này.

  • Quận Chelan và các thành phố Wenatchee, Chelan, Cashmere, Entiat, Leavenworth - Cơ sở Xử lý Chất thải Nguy hại Hạt Chelan và Kế hoạch Xử lý Chất thải Rắn và Chất thải Nguy hại. This project was coordinated with all the cities and the county, as well as the state departments of Ecology and Commerce. Businesses also participated in the development, including waste haulers and recyclers. Judges called out the reuse part of the plan, in which the project nomination said: Chelan County has many beautiful streams, mountains and desert areas for abundant recreation and tourism.  By safely diverting waste material to safe disposal and reuse, we also educate people on the harm toxic waste can cause if dumped into the environment.  Prevention is much less costly than cleaning up a brownfield site. After developing the plan, other jurisdictions have asked to use it as a model in their communities.

Smart Partnership Award for a joint public project that implements a comprehensive plan.

  • City of Renton – Willowcrest Townhomes. This project is recognized as innovative for its partnerships, financing and design. In collaboration with Homestead Community Land Trust, Renton Housing Authority, and JP Morgan Chase Bank foundation, Renton created the first multifamily net-zero energy and permanently affordable homeownership development in King County and implements the XNUMX Sunset Area Transformation Plan. Judges highlighted this work as a model for others looking to begin climate-focused projects and environmental justice work.

Smart Housing Strategies Award cho các kế hoạch, chính sách, chương trình và / hoặc hành động sáng tạo.

  • Thành phố Lacey - Kế hoạch Đơn vị ở cho Phụ kiện được Phê duyệt Trước. The purpose of providing free pre-approved accessory dwelling unit (ADU) plans to Lacey residents is to make it faster and cheaper to build them. Developed by an architect, the free plans are available for anyone to use, including other jurisdictions seeking to streamline ADU development. Of note is the work the city completed with local lending institutions to share information and knowledge about the pre-approved designs to allow them time to determine how they can best provide financing for interested residents. This demonstrates opportunities for infill development in existing neighborhoods, and clearly carries out the goals and requirements of the GMA as well as local objectives. Adding ADUs to older neighborhoods provides for gentle densification, maintenance of neighborhood character and access to commercial services nearby. Providing a variety of housing types near transit, schools and services is a key goal in the city’s comprehensive plan housing element. In addition to tangible savings in time and money, an added benefit of pre-approved plans is significantly decreased permit review time because the focus is on site plan review. Building and energy code review is minimal because the plans have those requirements designed into them with a few selectable options. Design costs can be up to XNUMX% of a project’s costs, which homeowners and builders can now either save or put into construction costs.

    Ảnh của một đơn vị nhà ở kiểu mẫu sử dụng lại thùng vận chuyển

    Bộ lạc Jamestown S'Klallam đã mời các nhà phát triển nhà ở dạng nhà nhỏ, dạng mô-đun và nhà chứa hàng hóa để trình bày cách các sản phẩm sáng tạo của họ đáp ứng nhu cầu và mục tiêu của cộng đồng về tính phù hợp, chất lượng và chi phí.

  • Bộ lạc Jamestown S'Klallam - XNUMX - Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Housing Solutions Study. This study determined housing requirements for the Tribe’s elders, families, transitional households and casino and resort workforce. The study conducted extensive outreach identifying housing preferences and priorities for the development of a multigenerational community respecting Tribal cultural sites and aesthetics while allowing for non-Tribal member residents. The judges noted the housing marketplace as an innovative idea for other jurisdictions. The Tribe invited three very different developers of cottage, modular and cargo container housing to discuss the ability of their innovative products’ suitability, quality and cost to meet community needs. Subsequently, they created housing and site development concepts, costs and potential funds for six of the Tribe’s properties using results gathered from focus groups, working groups, a household survey and the housing marketplace. This solutions study is already providing a community benefit, resulting in four strategic actions identified for immediate initiation by the Tribe and opening up opportunities for funding and resources.

Smart Climate Change Strategies Award cho các kế hoạch, chính sách, chương trình và / hoặc hành động giải quyết các tác động khí hậu của cộng đồng.

  • City of Olympia – Olympia Transportation Master Plan. Olympia is growing, and the community needs to plan a transportation system that will keep everyone moving. The transportation master plan bridges the goals and policies of the city’s comprehensive plan and annual capital facilities plan. Their transportation planning team led this three-year process. Noted in the nomination submission is that “the plan also explores the technological changes on the horizon that may alter how we get around, from delivery robots on sidewalks to autonomous vehicles. It examines maintenance practices and considers the connections between transportation and social equity and seeks ways for the system to enhance service to the most vulnerable.” Judges awarded Olympia the first Smart Climate Change Strategies Award for this innovative approach to transportation planning.

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  • Hội đồng Khu vực Âm thanh Puget (PSRC) - TẦM NHÌN 2050: Kế hoạch cho Khu vực Âm thanh Puget Trung tâm. Adopted by PSRC’s general assembly in October XNUMX after a three-year long planning process, VISION XNUMX includes multicounty planning policies, actions and a regional growth strategy to guide how and where the region grows through XNUMX. VISION XNUMX ambitiously guides the central Puget Sound region’s anticipated growth of more than XNUMX million people over the next XNUMX years with a vision and specific implementation actions to become a more prosperous, sustainable and equitable region. The region’s cities, counties, Tribes, ports, agencies, businesses and communities worked together to adopt VISION XNUMX to prepare for this growth and serve as a guide for sustaining a healthy environment, thriving communities and a strong economy.
  • Thành phố Kirkland: Làng bên hồ Totem. The judges were extremely impressed with this project, noting that it is the “transformation of a ‘XNUMXs era mall into a transit-oriented mixed-use village,” and a substantial joint public-private partnership investment project. The project, consisting of XNUMX square feet of commercial space and XNUMX dwelling units, realizes the vision for the Totem Lake Urban Center from the Totem Lake Plan adopted in XNUMX. Judges noted the Totem Lake project is an excellent example of the implementation of a long-range community plan.

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